How to apply for a Giving Joy Grant

Applicant qualifications

  1. Grants target women ages 18 and up.

  2. Applicants can live and work in any country. Applicants from any business field are encouraged to apply: education, the environment, promoting democracy, healthcare, cooking, etc. However your business must be legal.

  3. Applicants may only apply once per cycle.  Once awarded a grant, applicants CANNOT apply again. Applicants who do not receive a grant are encouraged to apply again in future cycles.

  4. Applicants agree to share their application details and photo(s) on the Giving Joy website and any marketing materials.

  5. Applicants may be contacted at any time by Giving Joy to verify application details and to gather additional information. 

Grant cycles

  • Current grant cycle (Round 3): September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 - Winners to be announced in January 2020

  • Round 4: January 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020 - Winners to be announced in May 2020

  • Round 5: May 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020 -Winners to be announced in September 2020

  • Round 6: September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 - Winners to be announced in January 2021


At this time, grants range from US$100 to US$500. Grant amounts may increase over time, based on revenue growth.

Grants are given in installments upon completion of specific deliverables. Awardees provide monthly progress reports that are showcased on the website. Awardees have 12 months to use the grant and will commit to mentor future grantees to help them on their journey to giving joy to others.

Applicants must use the grant to increase, expand, strengthen, and/or improve their business. The Grant CANNOT be used to pay a salary or buy personal items. Misuse of grant monies will result in immediate discontinuation of funding.


Please complete Step 1 AND STEP 2 AT THE SAME TIME!

Step 1. Fill out the form below


Step 2. Write a 1,000 (max.) word essay with a photo, and/or send a 2 minute video explaining:

  • Who are you?

  • What do you do? What is your business or business idea?

  • What are your goals for this business?

  • How would a grant from Giving Joy help you achieve your goals? 

  • Why should we pick you?

The essay can be in any language (English is preferred). The video can be in English or French. 

Please send essays, photos, and videos to:

When sending essay, photos, and videos, please include your full name and email that you included in the form below. Fill out the form only when you are ready to email the other materials immediately after submission. Applications will not be accepted until all steps have been completed.

Name *
Phone *
Address *
If you have a Skype account, please provide your username as an additional way to contact you.
Please provide links to Facebook or Instagram for you or your business.